Spring 2010 Seminar Schedule

The McNeil Center invites graduate students, faculty members, independent scholars, and all other Early Americanists in the Mid-Atlantic region to its Friday afternoon seminar series. Meetings are held at various locations and convene at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoons. A social hour follows at 5:00 pm. Papers are circulated in advance and should be read by those planning to attend.  To obtain copies via listserv, or for more information, e-mail abaxter@sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

January | February | March | April | May


 

15 January:

Rebellion Plots?: Rumor, Narrative, and Eighteenth-Century Slavery

Justin Pope,  George Washington University and 2008-2009 Barra Dissertation Fellow 

 “Dangerous Spirit of Liberty”: The Spread of Slave Resistance in the British Atlantic, 1729-1742

Jason Sharples, Princeton University and 2008-2009 Barra Monticello-McNeil Fellow 

“[S]omething which this deponent did not Articulately hear”: Oblique Information, Acute Fear, and the Domestic Menace of Slave Conspiracy
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), University of Pennsylvania

22 January:

Rob Harper, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

State Formation from the Ground Up: Political Brokers and Coalition Building in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley

Weigley Room, 9th Floor, Gladfelter Hall, Temple University

29 January:

Amina Gautier, St. Joseph’s University

Not Love, but Labor: Suppressing Sentiment in the Narratives of  Elleanor Eldridge and Nancy Gardner Prince
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), University of Pennsylvania

12 February:

Alyssa Mt Pleasant, Yale University

Guiding Principles: Guswenta and the Debate over Formal Schooling at Buffalo Creek
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), University of Pennsylvania

26 February:

Marie Basile McDaniel, U.C., Davis, and 2008-2009 Friends of the MCEAS Dissertation Fellow

Syncretism and Schism: Philadelphia's Great Awakening and Memories of the Keithian Controversy
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

5 March:

Martin Brückner, University of Delaware and PEAES Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Spectacle of Maps in America, 1740-1800
Joint Seminar with the Program in Early American Economy and Society

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

 

26 March:

Megan Walsh, Temple University and 2008-2009 McNeil Center Consortium Fellow 

Seeing Invisibility:  Phillis Wheatley and Venture Smith's Transatlantic Visions

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets), University of Pennsylvania

9 April: 

Paul Conrad, University of Texas and Richard S. Dunn Fellow and Friends of the MCEAS Fellow

“Like Waves of the Sea”: Forced Migration and the Transformation of the Native Rio Grande, 1680-1750

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

16 April:

Shona Johnston, Georgetown University and 2008-2009 MCEAS Carpenter Dissertation Fellow

“A Missionary Atlantic? Propagating the Catholic Faith in the English Colonial World
Faculty Lounge, Armitage Hall, Third Floor, Rutgers University—Camden

23 April:

Empires of the Atlantic World: A Roundtable

J.H. Elliott, Oxford University

Alison Games, Georgetown University
Evan Haefeli, Columbia University
Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss, Texas A & M University
Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

7 May:

Philip C. Mead, Harvard University and Bruce Baky Valley Forge Dissertation Fellow

 “About the world and in jentleman’s compeny”: Travel and Authority in American Revolutionary War Soldier Diaries

Valley Forge National Historic Park

14 May:

Albrecht Koschnik, McNeil Center for Early American Studies

 Francis Lieber and the Problem of an Anglo-American Civil Society in Antebellum America

Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
The Center's annual end-of-the-year picnic and celebration will follow, weather permitting, in the garden of the A.P.S , 104 S. Fifth Street, Philadelphia. RSVP tomceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu

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